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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 25, 2012 8:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: another Lemieux interview

There's a recent interview with Dave Lemieux here:
http://www.jambands.com/features/2012/01/10/from-road-trip-to-dave-s-picks-tales-from-the-grateful-dead-archivist

He talks mostly about the selection process for the series, and talks a bit about how they do patches when there are SBD cuts. Page 3 of the interview is of particular interest for this thread, since he makes it clear their plan is to keep releasing shows at the same rate indefinitely.

And I noticed this especially:
"We wanted to start with something that a lot of people love. We will get to some ’67, ’68 with the new series, but we didn’t feel that we wanted to start with that because it isn’t an era that everybody loves. Believe me, I love it and people who do love it are absolutely in love with that stuff but there are people who just, I don’t know, that for whatever reason just aren’t too keen on it or maybe enough has been released. So, we just figured we’d start with [a '77 show since] a lot of people love 1977."

One thing that's sad for me was that in older interviews, he mentions things like, "One of my favorite releases was Dick's Picks Vol. 22, from Lake Tahoe in 1968, and it is NOT the most popular." Or, "'68 doesn't sell well." So, if they ever do get around to '67/68, I'm pretty sure it'll be one of the famous & familiar shows rather than an unheard surprise.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Feb 25, 2012 11:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another Lemieux interview

"So, if they ever do get around to '67/68, I'm pretty sure it'll be one of the famous & familiar shows rather than an unheard surprise."

Yes, but if you subscribe to purchase every release for the next 10 years, maybe they'll throw some uncirculated version of Born Cross-Eyed as filler at the end of a disc. Or some newly discovered remix of the Dark Star single that features the lost track of Mickey farting on a snare drum.